kind words from past couples

“Amanda is friendly, professional, and made us feel comfortable instantly. She collaborated with us to create the perfect vision for our elopement day. When we got the photos, my husband said, “She made us look like models!” She really did. We were able to buy printed photos from Amanda’s website for great prices, too. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer!”

-Rachel // Elopement

"THANK YOU so much for capturing our wedding & engagement photos so beautiful! We had you picked out long before we were even engaged and we are both so grateful you were our photographer. You exceeded expectations and made us feel supported along the planning journey, and your philosophy of couples doing whatever the heck they want encouraged us to switch venues and have the most authentically-us, scenic micro wedding of our dreams that you captured beautifully. The peace of mind that comes with having a fantastic photographer is so valuable and we're grateful we never had to stress about photos. You rock!"

-Jenna & Logan // Micro Wedding

"Thank you so much! Me in Nat talked about how easy you made the experience and just made us feel so natural and relaxed! All the helpful hints before hand! Thank you so much. Can't wait to spend more time with you on our wedding day!"

-Josh & Natalie  // Engagement Photos

“Amanda is the perfect wedding photographer. She’s efficient, she gets absolutely all the shots you want and those you didn’t even know you want, and she just blended into our event perfectly. The photos perfectly captured the whole day and I feel like I can easily relive it just by looking back at the photos. I highly recommend Amanda.”

– Allison // Wedding

“We used Amanda for our wedding and she is the BEST! Our photos turned out amazing and she captured the feel of our night perfectly. She’s also such a cool person and really fun to hang with 🙂 We didn’t want her to leave at the end of the night!”

– Beth // Wedding

“Amanda was everything and more than we could ask for! She was willing to go above and beyond when it came to taking pictures that the bridal party insisted on getting. She had a great spirit throughout the whole day even with the unexpected weather turning for the worse. I would recommended to her any bride that is looking for a responsible, accountable, and fun photographer on her special day!”

-Kristine // Wedding

“I’m looking at our wedding photos and feeling like I am reliving the happiest day of my life! Thank you Amanda!”

-Taylor // Wedding

Could not have done it with out Amanda, she did the best best job on our photos and captured our wedding perfectly!!! I am so thankful to have had her there for me on my big day!”

-Kelly  //  Wedding

“Amanda did an amazing job on our elopement photos! She was incredibly organized during all the planning and sent incredibly helpful tips and ideas in the months leading up. Plus all her recommendations for other local vendors were fantastic. She was extremely punctual and super easy to work with day of - friendly and receptive to all the locations we wanted to get photos at and gave great suggestions for how to make the pictures look good. The photos came out absolutely amazing and way earlier than we expected. She was fantastic!”

-Kylie // Elopement

“We had such a wonderful experience with Amanda. We stayed in Grand Junction and eloped in Grand Mesa Forest, Colorado. She took the MOST beautiful photos and it was an easy experience with her. My HUSBAND (!!!!!) and I are both a little bit awkward with photos, and she was so encouraging and helped coach us. She made the experience feel wonderful and just so, so perfect.

Amanda's work is so beautiful. I really feel like the photos she took of our elopement are pieces of art I want to keep with me forever”

-Stephanie  //  Elopement

"These pictures are so perfect! I have cried many times going through them. You captured the atmosphere of the day so perfectly!

Unfortunately one of our guests passed away last week and you captured some of the last photos taken of him and his wife. We were able to send those photos to her which was invaluable.

I am so appreciative of you and everything you have done. Thank you so much!"

- Rachel & Tommy  //  Wedding

"Amanda was absolutely amazing! We traveled from out of state to do a destination engagement photoshoot and she made the planning experience stress free! She helped us each step of the way from the initial contact, to picking a location, picking a date for the perfect snow-covered mountain weather, to the actual photoshoot poses. She was super professional during the shoot and made sure we were getting all the shots we wanted! Her editing is amazing too. Would definitely use her again if we ever want updated photos!"  -Brittney // Engagement Photos

"Amanda was simply amazing! From our initial contact, eventual meeting, and day of our elopement, she made things much easier (we loved her little hints, tips and reminders). Professional without being pushy, pleasant without being a pushover, she added to the joy of our day."

- Ted & Kathy // Elopement

"Incredibly talented, down-to-earth, flexible, easygoing, timeline guru… she’s incredible! We loved working with Amanda for our wedding. She sent so many helpful emails before our wedding to help with the planning process and truly put us at ease for the day of our wedding. We really appreciated her easygoing attitude combined with her hard work and flexibility. My husband and I felt at ease the whole day taking photos because she took them with such efficiency so we could spend time staying in the moment. It is so much fun to look back at all of the candid shots she took throughout the night, she was truly able to capture what it felt like to be there. The incredible energy from our favorite day will now live on forever in her work!"
- Kelsey & Kevin //  Wedding

"We are crying real tears!! The photos are so beautiful and made my fairytale vision come true! Thank you so much for not only the wonderful photos but for being so fun and easy to work with! Thank you times a million, we would recommend you to any one!!
 -Maranda & Jarrett

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Yep! I travel for a bunch of my celebrations each year. I keep local near Grand Junction and Moab in the winter, but frequently spend my season in Ouray, Crested Butte, Aspen and beyond!


I am lucky to live in Grand Junction, Colorado! We’re blessed with incredible locations to photograph right in our backyard, but also just a short trip into the Rocky Mountains or over to the desert of Moab!


Yes! I cull through all the images and retouch them to my style (I like to call it vibrant and timeless!) and deliver the final images in an online gallery. 


Fill out my contact form below and I'll send over my specific pricing guide for the services you're interested in. From there we'll meet by phone/Zoom to make sure we're a good fit! Once you know I'm the one for you, I'll send over an invoice and agreement by email to save your date.

how do we book you?

Friendly and AFFIRMING! I don't just document LGBTQIA2S couples - I celebrate your love with you. I've helped lovers document their love before it was even legal federally and will always be on your side.


I started Amanda Matilda Photography in 2012! Before that I second shot under some pros to get a better understanding of what went into documenting weddings.



Yep! Elopements are always planned by me (unless you've hired a planner as well) and I help you with tailored location guides, activity ideas to make your day special, crafting the perfect timeline so you can enjoy every moment, Area Guides so you can explore the area like a local, vendor recommendations for pros to help bring your dreams to life, and more.

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frequently asked questions

You'll have an extensive sneak peek within 48 hours of your celebration so you can relive the moments and share with loved ones. Your full online gallery will be available within 4-6 weeks after your big day.

When will we have our photos?

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I specialize in drinking chai tea lattes, and watching Gilmore Girls reruns! I also specialize in capturing the story & scenery of your celebration.

As a full service wedding photographer in Grand Junction, my mission is to preserve your favorite moments in beautiful images for you to relive those best moments of life that fly by too fast.

A Little About Me...

I believe there’s no better sight than the night sky at 10,000 feet.

I also believe you should be able to be authentically you on your wedding day. Whether that’s an off-beat elopement or more traditional wedding celebration, I strive to capture each genuine moment.

I strive to capture the day as it unfolds, all those candid moment to perfectly preserve what it felt like to be there. Too many photographers use their couples' wedding days as a portfolio building time, but you won't find that around here. I'm there for you - not for me!

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If you don’t hear from me soon, I’m probably in the mountains or desert capturing an adventurous couple.
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